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Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using TV News Archive service.

Speakers

Keith Alexander
General, Director of the National Security Agency, Chief of the Central Security Service and Commander of the United States Cyber Command.
CSPAN 03/20/2012
Rep, Johnson “What judicial consent is required for NSA to intercept communications and information involving American citizens?” General Alexander: Within the United States, that would be the FBI lead,” responded Alexander. “If it were a foreign actor in the United States, the FBI would still have to lead. It could work that with NSA or other intelligence agencies as authorized. But to conduct that kind of collection in the United States it would have to go through a court order, and the court would have to authorize it. We’re not authorized to do it, nor do we do it.
Keith Alexander
General, Director of the National Security Agency, Chief of the Central Security Service and Commander of the United States Cyber Command.
CSPAN2 06/10/2012
Q. Will the Utah data center hold the data on American citizens? A. No. While I can’t go into all the details of the Utah data center, we don’t hold data on US citizens. One of the things, from my perspective, I think is grossly misreported is everybody says your gonna grab all the emails and put them down somewhere in the United States. We don’t do that.
Keith Alexander
General, Director of the National Security Agency, Chief of the Central Security Service and Commander of the United States Cyber Command.
CSPAN 06/13/2013
This is not a program where we are out freewheeling it. It is a well-overseen and very focused program. What we owe you, the American people, is now how good is that, with some statistics. I think when the American people hear that, they are going to stop and say -- wait. The information we're getting is incorrect. So I would just tell the American people that let's take a step back and look at what’s going on, the oversight and compliance (and then have this discussion.)
Jeff Merkley
Senator, Oregon
CSPAN2 06/13/2013
Gen. Keith Alexander: We don't get to look at the data -- Jeff Merkley: let me stop you there, Because these are requirements to acquire to analyze the data acquire the day. This is the application to acquire the data. Is here I have my Verizon phone, my cell phone. What authorized investigation gave you the grounds for acquiring my cell phone data? -- my cell phone data?
Jeff Merkley
Senator, Oregon
CSPAN2 06/13/2013
Part 1 Jeff Merkley speaking to Gen. Keith Alexander: I had an amendment last December that said these findings of law that translate the requirements that are in the law into what is permissible needs to be declassified so we can have the debate. I believe that what you just said is you want that information to be declassified (that explains how you get from these standards of law)
Keith Alexander
General, Director of the National Security Agency, Chief of the Central Security Service and Commander of the United States Cyber Command.
CSPAN2 06/13/2013
Part 2 Answer from Gen. Keith Alexander to Jeff Merkely: We aren't trying to hide it. We're trying to protect America. So we need your help in doing that. This isn't something that's just NSA or the administration doing on its own. This is what we, that our nation expects our government to do for us. So we ought to have that debate. We ought to put it out there, and we've got to put those two together. So I just want to put that one caveat there. And if I can get it, if I can make it happen, I will.
Keith Alexander
General, Director of the National Security Agency, Chief of the Central Security Service and Commander of the United States Cyber Command.
CSPAN 06/15/2013
From my perspective, the men and women of Cyber Command and NSA...They do this lawfully. They take compliance oversight, protecting civil liberties and privacy and the security of this nation to their heart every day.
Keith Alexander
General, Director of the National Security Agency, Chief of the Central Security Service and Commander of the United States Cyber Command.
CSPAN 06/15/2013
Sen. Feinstein “If I may, quickly Senator, it's my understanding you have the metadata, you have the records of what appears on a phone bill. If you want to go to the content, then you have to get a court order, the same thing you would do in a criminal case. You would have to get a court order that would permit you to collect the content of a call. You can ask if that's him if that is right or wrong.” Gen Alexander: “that's correct.”
Keith Alexander
General, Director of the National Security Agency, Chief of the Central Security Service and Commander of the United States Cyber Command.
CSPAN 06/18/2013
In recent years, these programs together with other intelligence, have protected the US and our allies from terrorist threats across the globe. To include helping prevent the terrorists -- the potential terrorist events over 50 times since 9/11.
Mike Rogers
Representative (R-Mich.), Chair, House Select Committee on Intelligence
CSPAN 06/18/2013
Rogers: Is the NSA have the ability to listen to Americans' phone calls or read their e- mails under these 2 programs? Alexander: No, we do not have that authority. Rogers: Does the technology exists at the NSA to flip a switch by some analyst to listen to American’s phone calls or read their e-mails? Alexander: no. Rogers: So the technology does not exist for any individual or group of individuals at the NSA to flip a switch to listen to Americans' phone calls or read their e-mails? Alexander: that is correct.
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